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Special Courses and Conferences Department records, 1956-1977

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 15

Scope and Contents

Materials contain administrative files such as correspondences, memos, meeting minutes, statistics and other reports from the office of chairman Phillip Harris, Sterling Church, and Tom James, and Special courses and youth programs files. Dated from 1956 to 1977.


  • 1956-1977


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Division of Continuing Education records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Phillip Harris (1936-) was a chairman of the Department of Conferences and Workshops at Brigham Young University.

Phillip Harris was born in 1936 in Utah to Orville K and Ruby N Harris. He recieved his Bachelor's and Mater's degrees in Education at Brigham Young University. He completed a doctorate at the University of Southern California. From 1973 to 1979 he was the Chairman of the Department of Conferences and Workshops at Brigham Young University. He also served as the founding director of the BYU Conference Center. He also served for ten years as the director of the Elderhostel program throughout the State of Utah. He worked at BYU for eighteen years. He took early retirement from BYU in 1991.

Administrative History

The Department of Special Courses and Conferences (1966-1979) was an administrative and teaching unit at Brigham Young University.

The department was established in 1966 as part of the university's Division of Continuing Education, and was charged with providing courses and programs for on-campus and distance students, as well as the general public. Department chairmen included Thomas A. James (1966-1970), Sterling R. Church (1972-1973), and Phillip D. Harris (1973-1979). In 1979 the department was reorganized as the Department of Conferences and Workshops.


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Arranged in three subsections: 1. Special Courses and Conferences Department chairman records, 1956-1972; 2. Special Courses and Conferences Youth Programs department records, 1962-1974; and 3. Special Courses and Conferences Department chairman records, 1970-1977.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US